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Mk 8

 

 

The Mk 8 was introduced in the early 1970ís to replace Mk 5 and Mk 5A Foam vehicles.  It was the first modern Crash Truck to be operated exclusively from the monitor position and had a Jaguar 4.2 ltr engine installed for driving the pump.  Because of itís rather ungainly design, somewhat sluggish performance and tendency to run out of water and petrol far too quickly, it was never a popular vehicle amongst RAF Fire-fighters. It was the last vehicle to use air-blown foam.

 

Chassis
 

Bedford RLHC3 3 ton 4 X 4

Engine

Bedford 6 cylinder 4916cc petrol (road)

Jaguar 6 cylinder 4200cc petrol (pump)
 

Water Tank Capacity
 

460 Gallons

Foam Liquid Tank Capacity
 

80 Gallons

Foam output (finished foam)

5000 Gallons per-minute through monitor and two side-lines or through double-jet monitor

 

 

 

More Mk 8's

At St Athan

Ternhill

Manston Museum 2010

Restored Mk 8

In Leeds Livery

From Flashpoint archives

28AG32

Pictured at RAF Sydenham mid '70s

from Holger

Manston Museum 8

Manston Museum 8

From Wayne Gilmore

Manston Museum 8

From Wayne Gilmore

28AG25 at RAF Chivenor

From Peter Mitrovich

27 AG 87

From Wayne Gilmore

27 AG 93 at Teesside Fire Engine Rally 1981

From Ken Reid

27AG80 at Manston

From Steve Greenaway

 

 

28AG32 on strike duties

Chelsea Barracks 1977

From Peter Ashpool

 

27AG81 at Odiham

From Steve Greenaway

 

 

27AG80 on strike duties

Chelsea Barracks 1977

From Peter Ashpool

 

27AG77 at Binbrook

From Fred Jiggins

 

27AG76 at Linton-on-Ouse

From Brian Douglas

27AG96 at Church Fenton with Ray Hill

From Wayne Gilmore


27AG96 Operating from EWS at Church Fenton

From Wayne Gilmore

28AG25 at Chivener

 

28AG23 at Conningsby

From Del Fisher

   

27AG79 at Binbrook

From Del Fisher

 

   

A gallery of photographs from Edmund Peschel

Off Side View

 

Near Side View

 

Rear View

 

Back end uncovered

 

Jaguar Engine

 

Ripper Gun Air Pack

 

Battery Charger

 

Roof

 

Rear Locker with Hydraulic rescue Equipment

 

Driving Seat

 

Dashboard Switches

 

Petrol Tank and Small Gear

 

Rear of Cab

 

Monitor Hatch Controls

 

Flushing Valve

 

         
         

 

 

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